Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’ Replacement Contractor http://www.replacementcontractoronline.com/news/farmers-insurance-opens-a-roof-farm_c Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group. What Farmers calls the “roof farm” officially… Read More

NIBS BUILDING INNOVATION 2018 CONFERENCE

Building Innovation 2018-The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, will explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Don’t miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building… Read More

Smart Cities Dive: Making a resiliency plan

Lessons from the experts: Making a resiliency plan Smart Cities Dive Cody Boteler http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/lessons-from-the-experts-making-a-resiliency-plan/504787/ At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts — the mayor of Pittsburgh, a sustainability manager from Flagstaff, AZ and a program manager from the National League of Cities — weighed in on developing and implementing a resiliency strategy. The… Read More

Post and Courier Newspaper: Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance

Hurricane Resistant Roofs Save on Insurance Post and Courier Newspaper Warren Wise Read full article. Hurricane resistant roofs are helping to shelter South Carolina homeowners from high insurance premiums.  Would this approach offer long-term savings for commercial building owners AND insurance companies? Read PDF here.

EESI Webinar: Resilient Cities

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) will be hosting a briefing (and accompanying live stream) on Monday, September 11 at 3pm in Room 122 of the Cannon House Office Building. Please visit their website for registration information. A live webcast will be streamed at 3:00 PM EDT at www.eesi.org/livecast(wireless connection permitting) Mayors are on the front lines when… Read More

Resilient Schools, Safe Children

The threat of a natural disaster presents a unique set of worries for the parents of school-age children. If an earthquake, tornado, flood or windstorm strikes during school hours would their children be safe? Would the teachers and other adults at the school have the needed resources to care for their students until emergency help… Read More

Exploring Resilient Building Design: CE Course

Exploring Resilient Building Design; Past experience with disasters inform current design decisions By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP Learning Objectives – After this course, you should be able to: Identify and recognize the basic principles and terms associated with resilient building design and disaster mitigation. Assess a variety of methods to protect a building… Read More

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience

Roofing Magazine: Definition of Resilience: Hospital Provides a Lesson in Preparing for Weather Events Architects and building owners are focusing on building resilience into the fabric of a structure to mitigate the impact of future devastating weather events. And the roof is getting new attention as an important component of a truly resilient structure. An… Read More

Resilience recommended to Trump Administration

The prestigious National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), empowered by Congress to identify ways to strengthen the built environment, has issued a series of recommendations to the Trump Administration, and resilience is at the top of their agenda. For the past four decades, NIBS, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, has identified solutions to problems such as removing… Read More

FEMA Guide on School Safety: Safer, Stronger, Smarter

This FEMA Guide provides up-to-date, authoritative information that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards and upgrading the resilience of school buildings. It is intended to be used by administrators, facilities managers, emergency managers, emergency planning committees, and teachers. It also provides information that could be of great use to members of… Read More